Case Study 1.16 – Physician Assistant Documentation Practices.docx

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Section : HTHTEK 100 – Introduction to Health Information Technology Case Study 1.16 – Physician Assistant Documentation Practices Rockville Family Practice in Florida is considering hiring physician assistants (PA). The physicians need some clarification on the scope of work permitted by law and want you, their HIM manager, to find the answers to several questions. You identify the following website as a resource to find the answers: - assistant-scope-of-practice-laws/ . 1. Research the questions and provide your conclusions to the physicians in a memo. a. Is there a limit to the number of PAs that can be supervised by a physician? b. Can a PA write prescriptions? c. Are the physicians required to co-sign PA documentation?

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